Show Us Your OVERCOATS

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Marc Chevalier, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. This is almost certainly a Japanese-made overcoat, and probably from the late 40s or early 50s. The Inside pocket flap treatment I now know was typical of Japanese kit of the era. I bought a Japanese suit yesterday from this era, with these features (not the vertical pocket inside, though) and the stallholder (Japanese) reckons this is typical. Also, he mentions that there is no love for old clothing other than among the hipster crowd so most of grandad's stuff gets tossed out and onto the rag market. This probably explains this overcoat turning up in Canada.

     
  2. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    Yet some Japanese collectors pay top money for the most ragged US workwear and denim stuff.
     
  3. For a cool morning in Los Angeles...Current U.S. Army all weather overcoat, issued to me in 2002.

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  4. Doctor Damage

    Doctor Damage My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That has always puzzled me - sometimes old worn out junk is nothing more than old worn out junk.
     
  5. Doctor Damage

    Doctor Damage My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Good looking coat - not Burberry but solid and dependable, and I think it's much cooler because it was actually issued to you.
     
  6. ^^It does make it cooler, Doctor...
     
  7. 1mach1

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    Lee...you are the man!
     
  8. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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  9. NICE! Are they all yours, Dinerman?
     
  10. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    For about another week they will be.
     
  11. Ha, ha. Thanks, Harv.
     
  12. Luxire

    Luxire Vendor

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    The first of the overcoats being shipped today. We feel proud.

    25 Oz Grey Herringbone by Dugdale, extensively hand-made, Real horn buttons

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  13. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Looking good, Luxire!
     
  14. vintage.vendeuse

    vintage.vendeuse A-List Customer

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    Hi, I just joined the lounge today for info on a hat I acquired and have been looking over other areas of the forum. I thought I'd share a beautiful coat I recently sold on eBay: 1960's navy blue 100% Vicuna and in beautiful condition. It now lives with a very happy buyer in Tokyo.
    It's nice to "meet" everyone,
    ~Donna

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  15. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice coat, indeed!
     
  16. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Millcraft
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  17. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    nice one.
     
  18. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    Very nice!
     
  19. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    The back has a nice pleated detail that doesn't show well in those shots.
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  20. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    I like!
     

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